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NASA's Chandra Observatory Catches Giant Black Hole Rejecting Material

Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/UMass/D.Wang et al., IR: NASA/STScI

Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have taken a major step in explaining why material around the giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy is extraordinarily faint in X-rays. This discovery holds important implications for understanding black holes.

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NASA's Chandra Sees Eclipsing Planet in X-rays for First Time

Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/K. Poppenhaeger et al; Illustration: NASA/CXC/M. Weiss

For the first time since exoplanets, or planets around stars other than the sun, were discovered almost 20 years ago, X-ray observations have detected an exoplanet passing in front of its parent star.

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NASA’s Chandra Finds Milky Way’s Black Hole Grazing On Asteroids

The image on the left contains nearly a million seconds of Chandra's observing of the region around the black hole. The artist illustrations to the right depict an asteroid venturing to close to a black hole, being torn apart by the tidal forces within a 100 million mile distance, and finally being vaporized by friction - creating a flare. Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/MIT/F. Baganoff et al.; Illustrations: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss

A simulated supermassive Black Hole, similar to what can be found at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech

WASHINGTON — The giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way may be vaporizing and devouring asteroids, which could explain the frequent flares observed, according to astronomers using [...]

NASA’S Chandra Finds Largest Cluster in Early Universe

NASA'S CHANDRA FINDS LARGEST GALAXY CLUSTER IN EARLY UNIVERSE

NASA'S Chandra X-ray observatory has found the largest galaxy cluster to date in the distant universe. Image Credit: NASA

Washington — An exceptional galaxy cluster, the largest seen in the distant universe, has been found using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the National Science Foundation-funded Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) in Chile.

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